Devendra Fadnavis says jobs for OBCs won't go to other categories, Maharashtra govt to assess representation
Fadnavis also announced that his government would assess the extent of OBC representation in jobs, and address the backlog, if any, in a time-bound manner.
Amid Maratha quota stir, Devendra Fadnavis meets Narendra Modi in New Delhi to apprise him of issues in Maharashtra
Fadnavis' visit also comes after the BJP's stunning victory in the Sangli Municipal Corporation, the bastion of the Congress and the NCP, and Jalgaon Municipal Corporation.
Congress accuses Maharashtra govt of politicising Maratha protests, hopes Devendra Fadnavis will 'walk the talk' on 16% quota promise
The Congress on Sunday accused the BJP-led Maharashtra government of trying to "politicise" the Maratha quota protests.
Maratha quota: Devendra Fadnavis says all constitutional obligations for reservation to be completed by November
Devendra Fadnavis said the Maharashtra government was "sincerely addressing" the Maratha community's concerns over reservation.
The BJP's victory in the twin civic polls, held on 1 August, comes in the midst of the ongoing agitation by the Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and education. The win is being seen as a relief to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, under fire over handling of the stir.
The meeting is being held after many Congress MLAs announced last week that they would resign from the Maharashtra Assembly to put pressure on the government to accede to the demand for reservation for Maratha community.
The Maratha reservation stir in Navi Mumbai had turned violent on 25 July and it also led to the death of a 21-year-old man, Rohan Todkar, who was allegedly assaulted by a mob on that day.
Maharashtra govt appears ready to grant Maratha reservation, but steps unlikely with matter still sub judice
The Maratha Kranti Morcha has been staging protests, demanding reservation for the community in jobs and educational institutes in Maharashtra.
Maratha quota stir: Suicide count across Maharashtra rises to 6; Fadnavis says reservations should stand up to legal 'scrutiny'
The spate of suicides spurred by the Maratha quota agitation rose to six on Tuesday as a labourer and a student ended their lives, while eight protesters attempted suicide on in Maharashtra, police said.
Over 60 vehicles, including public transport buses, were vandalised and torched by protesters during violence in Chakan, an industrial hub 40 kilometres from Pune, where life is slowing signs of returning to normal.
Toll in Maratha quota protests rises to six as two more commit suicide; eight attempt self-immolation in Latur
Maratha outfits have announced that a mega rally will be held in Mumbai on 9 August in support of their quota demand.
Maratha stir: Shiv Sena demands special Assembly session on reservation; Congress wants speedy efforts by Maharashtra govt
The Shiv Sena said that besides reservation for the Maratha community, the Maharashtra government should also consider giving quotas to other caste groups.
Maratha reservation stir: 35-yr-old man commits suicide in Aurangabad; 90 vehicles damaged during protests in Chakan
The Maratha community in Maharashtra has been demanding reservation for the community in jobs and the education sector.
Maratha quota protests: BJP's Nitin Gadkari rules out dismissal of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra chief minister
Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Friday ruled out any change of guard in Maharashtra amid the Maratha community's ongoing agitation for reservation.
Maratha quota stir: Ignoring procedure to resign highlights political posturing; expect more leaders to follow
Of the seven Maratha leaders who announced their resignation in order to show their solidarity with the Maratha quota stir, only Shiv Sena leader Harshvardhan Jadhav seems to have followed the procedures, but even that will come into effect only after being notified by the presiding officer in the House Bulletin and the Election Commission is informed
Devendra Fadnavis calls meeting of Maratha BJP MLAs, ministers to reach out to community amid quota stir
The chief minister has called a meeting late this evening of a select group of the party's Maratha legislators along with BJP ministers, who can open channels of communications with the leaders of the agitation, a government source said.
Maratha reservation protests: Shiv Sena, NCP MLAs from Aurangabad offer to quit in support of quota demand
Aurangabad district in Maharashtra's Marathwada region has emerged as the epicentre of the Maratha quota agitation.
Maratha quota stir: Devendra Fadnavis says community members should approach govt for talks, not resort to violence
Fadnavis said his government was committed to grant reservations in jobs and education to the Marathas, and pointed out the government passed a law in this regard, but it was struck down by the high court.
The Sion-Panvel highway which was blocked by protesters at the Kalamboli junction and Vashi has been cleared now.
Maharashtra Bandh: BEST buses attacked in Mumbai; shopkeepers observe shutdown; local trains run on schedule
Protesters attacked buses and stopped local trains in Mumbai and the adjoining Thane city today during the Maharashtra bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation.